3 Yoga Tips to Keep You Cool This Summer

Summer is a time of heat and humidity especially here in Queensland. Although many people find the heat unbearable, it is actually a great time to get a …

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Sheetali (Rolled Tongue Breathing)

This simple breathing practice has been clinically proven to lower blood pressure. It also calms the mind and nervous system. It is renowned for cooling the body and …

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Vegan Spiced Banana Peanut Butter Ice Cream

Ingredients: 3 large ripe organic bananas 400ml organic coconut cream 375g peanut butter (or any nut/ seed butter) 400ml date syrup ( I found it at woollies or …

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10 Ways to Beat Christmas Stress

How many sleeps till Christmas now? Not many left! How are you feeling? My doctor was incredulous about how many patients she was seeing who were having Christmas …

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Standing Wide Leg Forward Fold (Prasarita Padottanasana)

This relaxing version of the standing forward fold releases spinal tension and takes the head down below the heart into a gentle, soothing inversion. In this pose we …

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Easy Christmas Cake

Ingredients 1 can condensed milk 1 ¼ cups water 200g butter 1 ½ cups sultanas 1 ¾ cups currants ¼ cup chopped glazed cherries ¾ cup mixed peel …

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3 Tips for Improving Your Balance

Often, I have people ask me how they can get better at balancing poses. I think many people will find their balance unexplainedly changes from day to day. …

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Kale Cauliflower & Potato Tom Yum

I have made this dish for The Mantra Room kirtans and I really miss cooking for you all. So I decided to share the recipe of my Tom …

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Should I Be Tucking My Tailbone?

So often in a yoga session we hear the cue ‘tuck the tailbone’ The cue is sometimes given as a general instruction but usually is given when someone …

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Vegan Peppermint Slice with Carob Ganache

Peppermint Slice with Carob Ganache Ingredients for the base: 1 cup of Walnuts 1 cup Desiccated Coconut 1 cup of Oats (I use wheat free oats) 1/2 cup …

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Tolasana (Scales Pose)

This pose builds strength in the core, shoulders, upper back and arms.  It is also a wonderful way to release tension from the back. The full pose requires …

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5 Yoga Tips to See You Through Your Work Day

Another day at work. Those of us who have a full time job will know how little time there is for everything else. Full timers spend at least …

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Vibrant Beetroot Hummus

Serves: 4-6 Ingredients: 1 can of organic chickpeas or 3/4 cup dry chickpeas (if using dry chickpeas make sure to soak overnight with water only, rinse and then …

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Vegan Cauliflower Pakoras with Tamarind Date Chutney

Cauliflower Pakoras with Tamarind Date Chutney Serves 2 Chickpea batter ingredients: 1 cup besan flour 1 1/2 tbsp rice flour 1/8 tsp asafoetida 1/4 tsp baking soda 1/4 …

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Grow your Core with Yoga

Broadly speaking the core of the body is the torso and all its working parts – organs, bones, muscles etc. When we talk about core strength however, we …

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Balancing Table Top (Bird/Dog Pose)

Commonly called Bird/Dog Pose, this is a beginner’s core strengthening pose which also tones the lower and upper back, the hamstrings, glutes and the arm muscles. It gives …

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Golden Mung Dal

This is an amazing and simple dish to have especially in Winter time. It’s so delicious and packed with nutrition. The spices are warming and balancing to the …

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Nurture your Heart with Yoga

Many people come along to yoga to relax and get rid of tension. After all, life can get so complicated, full of turmoil and even sometimes out of …

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Hridaya Mudra

This technique combines a hand position with restful breathing. It will help you to relax completely  and may be very beneficial for calming your emotions. You may also …

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Keep Well This Winter

Winter is the season when we are more inclined to come down with coughs, colds and sometimes the flu. So many times I have caught a cold from …

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Hearty Vegan Minestrone Soup

Ingredients 1 large yellow onion, diced (2 cups) 3 medium carrots, diced (1 1/2 cups) 2 stalks celery, diced (1 cup) 2 Tbsp olive oil 1 Tbsp tomato …

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Yoga & Gratitude

So here we are in May. Every month has something special about it, something we can feel especially grateful for. This month is special because of Mother’s Day. …

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Moroccan Quinoa Couscous with Activated Almonds

Ingredients 2 cups of organic white quinoa (uncooked) 2 Tbs olive oil 1 tsp salt 500g thick sliced onions (can substitute onions for leeks) 2 tsp rapadura sugar …

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Headstand Modifications

Let’s look at Headstand, Salamba Sirsasana, a pose which we all might like to do but which for many, is totally out of range. If we already have …

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6 Tips for Mentally and Emotionally Surviving COVID-19

So many people must be feeling the brunt of the virus in their lives. We may be out of work, restricted from going places, scared of getting sick, …

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